Monday, February 21, 2011

If The Shoe Fits ...

I never thought I would make a card with just a shoe. I'm just not a "shoe" person. (Please don't quit following me. - LOL)  However, one of my daughter's best friends commissioned one for her sister.  I was asked to use black and hot pink, diamond shapes, bling and a heel.  My DH took me shopping in a little larger town than we live in. (We only have Michaels.)  So, I was able to take advantage of Joann's 50% sale on the paper.  Another deal was using a 50% coupon at A.C. Moore for my latest Nestibility.  I felt the two "hot pink" papers in front of the lattice blended in with the black a little too much, so I used a white gel pen to "stitch" around the edges.  The image is one of several that you get when you make a donation to "Help Katie", a young wife, and mother of three boys; whose story can be read on Jak's blog.
Here's a close-up of the shoe, which I colored with my Prismacolor pencils.  This is the pattern that the shoe comes with, not paper piecing.  While I appreciate the compliment, I want Jak Heath to get credit for the flowers and leaves. I did color the large roses, but then got the idea of adding the little roses.  (Is it too much?)
This is the inside of the card, using one of MS's latest punch-around-the-page sets.
And this obviously is the back of the card.

Items used or inspired by:
Image - Jak Heath, found here
Paper - DCWV, Black Currant
Die Cuts - Nestibilities & Cricut
Punch - MS
Colored with - Prismacolor pencils & Gamsol
Embellishments - Recollections

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenge - digi & a die cut

Flourishes - 3 design papers

Papertake Weekly - bling, glitter, gems

Top Tip Tuesday - sewing

Creative Card Crew - friendship

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - glitz

Cute Card Thursday - shiny, happy card

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything

Do You Stack Up - dots

Delicious Doodles Challenges - bling

Stamp Something - something funky

Totally Papercrafts - digi

Sketch Saturday - sketch

The Crafty Pad - red, pink & black

I Did It Creations Challenge - anything

House of Gillie - recipe

Little Claires Designs - anything

Wags N' Whiskers - punches

Alota Rubber Stamps - nestibilities

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will leave me a message. 


dj1952 (Debra)


Dorcas said...

Hi Debbie!
You did a fabulous job on this. I love the paper piecing on it, it looks great! I'm sure the recipient will love it.
A you know, I'm a flip flop person. :-)

Mrs A. said...

Hi Debbie,
Have had a bad few weeks since Feline Playful but am now back blogging. Love the colours and design of your shoe.
Hugs Mrs A. (F.P.#25)

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your GORGEOUS shoe!! Thanks for your visit to my blog today, to answer your question, I hand delivery cards that have lots of embellishments on them.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Awesome Debbie! The funny thing is I have a shoe project all set out! Paper piecing already started! Great minds! Although I am attracted to shoes, (Almost as much as purses and cupcakes!) None of the fetishes in real life, but definitely in the craft world! Your card inspired me to get mine done. Hope Mine comes out as pretty as your. The paper piecing is really pretty!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card Debbie, love the shoe.

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Debbie and I love the dp's too :o)

thank you for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Teri said...

Awesome hun! Great job for a non-shoe lover! LOL
Thank you so much for playing our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Debra i love the shoe and the paperpeicing looks great thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Jo said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining in this week at DYSU. Hope to see you next time!

aqualeiga said...

What a beautiful card! I think the roses you added look perfect! Great idea to edge with white gel pen stitches, it really does the job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Hugs, Ali x

ona_i_ja said...

Your card is stunning. I love it!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

WencheP said...

Ah - love the shoe! Very elegant, beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Tammy Hershberger said...

I'd love a pair of shoes that look like that! Great card design! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

How pretty your shoe is! It´s a great focal point!
Stylish card!

WeirdCat said...

Fabulous card,love all the pink, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

MARY B said...

Lovely Card, Thank you for joining us for Little Claires 1st challenge. Mary x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at House of Gilli

Lorraine said...

That's a great card and your shoe is fabulous. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Dana said...

Wow!! This is so pretty and elegant! Love your color choices and the paper piecing is fantastic!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

cindy said...

What gal doesn't love shoes and pink. Perfect card for a lovely lady.

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Debbie, love that shoe thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Jilli said...

Hi Debbie, No I dont think the flowers are too much! Your card is spot on for a young lady who, no doubt has millions of shoes if she's anything like my daughter. Beautiful papers and a fab image. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sketch Saturday. hugs Jillix

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is fabulous! Hey, my sister has a pair of shoes that look just like this ... really!!
Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over on the Wags 'n Whiskers PUNCHES challenge! Hope to see you again next challenge!!

Wags 'n Whiskers
Guest Designer


Fabulous card! I really liked it! Thanks for joining us at IDIC.

Becca Fabozzi said...

WOW< so pretty. I love the shoe image, and you colored it beautifully. Thank you so much for joining our first challenge at House of Gilli.

Linda w said...

I have a couple of shoe images, that one included...feel I must make use of them after seeing your lovely card. I love how you've coloured it and adore the roses added to it. Hugs lin